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I'm Lystrialle and I'm a folk/neofolk producer who uses :vocalo_v5: and sometimes :utau: (but really, I'm up for anything)!

I mostly make songs in English, often with and , and I also put out an album earlier this year! lystrialle.bandcamp.com/album/

And here's the most recent song I posted:
youtube.com/watch?v=rwChVmTNQV

Oh, I guess I'm also a web admin for VocaLounge now 😊

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Current household

:vocalo_v5: Amy, Chris, Kaori, Ken, VY1, VY2, Cyber Diva, CYBER Songman
:vocalo_v4: VY1, Kagamine Rin/Len (Japanese/English), Nekomura Iroha (Natural/Soft), Ruby, Dex, Daina, UNI
:vocalo_v3: VY1, Mew, VY2, Avanna, Merli, MAYU, MEIKO, KAITO, SeeU
:vocalo_v1: MIRIAM, KAITO, MEIKO

And of course I have my own :utau:, Hana utau.stella-azurea.com/hana/pr

A (certain circumstance) is potentially necessitating me having to explain the background behind MEIKO and KAITO and. Well. We're talking about my muses here, how am I going to prevent myself from going off topic gushing all of the time...

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A bit of trivia about Rain Summer: until the last week before I finished the song, I was wondering why it sounded off. Turns out I accidentally made the intended-for-6/8 song in 4/4 and all the lengths were wrong.

I've known basic music theory for almost 20 years. It happens.

Every time one of these strange op-eds comes out it's amazing to me how they love to analyze and speak for us without actually, you know, asking about it.

(Or, as testimony has indicated, they do, and then throw it out because it makes for uninteresting headlines.)

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Hello! I'm a Vocaloid producer and fan who's been involved for over a decade and would be happy to provide my thoughts at any time about what it's provided for me and others, including as a female producer...

But that's not sensationalist enough for most outlets, huh 😒

There's no punchline to this story, it's just something I've been thinking about a lot, in terms of how relative "nostalgia" and "everyone from our generation knows that!" is depending on your background and where you come from...

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...a song that was completely alien to her.

And, naturally, I think if the average American person from that generation were to visit Japan, they'd probably have the opposite feeling (since I don't think people here generally know Aim to be a Pokémon Master! unless they're knee deep in anipoke).

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But now that she was visiting the US, one thing she was having difficulty swallowing was that absolutely nobody understood it, and even though *technically* people knew the same series, that song meant nothing to them and nobody had heard of it.

Of course, this being the US, if you want to talk about "the original anime series theme song", the words you say are "I wanna be the very best..." which is recognizable to everyone and will get everyone to follow up and sing along...

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And, more specifically, the topic turned to "the original (anime) series", and she talked about something very surreal to her: for her and everyone she knows, if you go "itsumo itsudemo umaku yuku nante~", *everyone* will know it. It's part of their childhoods.

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A little story: back when I was in university we had a Japanese exchange student, and we were talking cheerfully about all sorts of things, and at one point (as these conversations usually do), we ended up talking about Pokémon, which (as many do) we both liked

The well-publicized part of project making is the deadline crunch and all that, but the less well-known part about it would probably be "getting unreasonably excited over paper finishes and thermal printers"

If you're wondering why I haven't been super present to celebrate KAITO's birthday, it's because I've been sitting here taping together 100+ packages 😅 I'm sorry!! I'll go back to giving him the love he deserves once I'm done!!

The most wild thing was learning recently that MMD culture has taken such a life of its own that there are a lot of people who don't even know it stands for "MikuMikuDance"

(The Harbor of Drifting Blue is getting added once everything is successfully shipped out and closed, so that's why it's not there yet.)

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Possibly a bit overdue, but I added a project management page to my portfolio. It's still rather small but I hope to add more to it soon 😊
stella-azurea.com/works/projec

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What's the instrument you never feel like you have enough options for because every time you have a project and scroll through 20 of them, they all feel ever so slightly off?

Mine are flute and percussion.

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The most expensive part about buying Kontakt was not the price for it, but the amount of things I have now bought because I have Kontakt.

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One of the things I've found to be most valuable when producing things (be it collab projects or whatnot) is "paying attention to things". That means looking into and studying anything I like or find to be interesting, even if I don't particularly have an idea to use it for yet. That means observing what other people do in any collab project I'm on, or even just inspecting and studying anything I've bought and liked to see what worked for them (and what could be useful for later).

But the word was loanworded into Korean, and most of my early childhood experience was at Korean karaoke bars, and so I reflexively use the Japanese-style ka-ra-o-ke pronunciation, which throws other people off and gets me weird looks. Trust me, I *hate* the fact I do this 😅

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The worst part is that this still happens even in completely normal settings; for instance, while I say Japanese loanwords with the American pronunciation for the most part, I *cannot* say the word "karaoke" the way it's said in English. I sound pretentious and I hate it.

Anyone who's met me at a con and heard me mention Vocaloid names has heard me do this, but it's a byproduct of a lot of factors, including the fact I'm Korean-American, so I grew up with the phonetic inventory, plus the fact I'm a linguistics major, and took Japanese in classroom settings that forced us to speak often, and tend to play games and watch anime with Japanese audio so the intonation sticks with me, plus especially with Korean, affecting an American accent *feels* wrong 😅

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